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from pot to garden

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 13:46

I have tried several bamboos over,the years including a large clump that was here before I came .  All of them invaded.  

Being aware of their invasiveness, I kept an eye on a couple of varieties planted prob 8 years ago.  At the end of their second summer I found roots emerging a metre or more from their original site.  It was worse in an  area of very good, moist soil.  I had to remove several perennials to thoroughly trace and remove bamboo roots. 

For me, bamboos will never be planted.  However, I'm aware of a host of opposite opinions saying how well behaved their bamboos are,,how some varieties are absolutely "safe"  and how lovely they are. 

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Posted: 29/09/2014 at 13:34

Went into the home this morning and already stressed that mum isn't getting enough water.  However, she is stubbornly refusing medications and food too so its difficult.  I'm beginning to  feel my mum has given up

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Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:49

Sounds awful Lyn .  Hope its not cancer.  Thoughts with ??ou 

from pot to garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:46

You are a tease Chica !     But I like you 

My onion stems aren't drying out

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:44

I am simply a gentleman. Chica 

What can I do to revive this shrub

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:43

Prostanthera, when I've grown it, is a sun lover.  A plant for well drained soils.  For me it is hardy, even the white flowered version, but still a short lived plant. 

I,would dig it up and put it in a pot and take it into a GH .  Take some cuttimgs too.  

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Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:36

Saw my mum today.  Disastrous, shocking, awful.  Felt like I had been run over by a steam roller.

Yesterday she was happy and all smiling.  Today she was aggressive, nasty, accusative, threatening.  She may have an infection though.  

She is in a nursing home but my intention was for her to transfer to a residential home after a couple of weeks but not In this state.  

Winter Care for Imperata 'Red Baron'

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:26

I would keep in that pot undisturbed until spring then divide it.  Roots are shallow so don't  plant too deep.  I tend to pull apart and plant near the surface then plant out in groups 

My onion stems aren't drying out

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:19

Bet your clothes have a nice fresh smell Chica.

You can plant out winter hardy onion sets now ...they mature a few weeks earlier than spring planted varieties 

from pot to garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:09

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

You will have 2 views on this contentious subject so I'll give mine...again.   Dont plant bamboo.....any bamboo ..in your garden.  I dont care what variety it is , just don't.  

Ironically, bamboos will take over your garden but suffer in a pot.  Don't release that thug.  If it's the worst of the thuggish kind you will surely regret planting it out.

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